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Residence Life

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  • Students are often seen studying in the McQuade Library, a favorite spot on campus.
    Students are often seen studying in the McQuade Library, a favorite spot on campus.
  • The Gladys Sakowich Campus Center, the heart of campus activities.
    The Gladys Sakowich Campus Center, the heart of campus activities.
  • The Collegiate Church of Christ the Teacher is the spiritual center of the Merrimack College community.
    The Collegiate Church of Christ the Teacher is the spiritual center of the Merrimack College community.
  • The resident dining hall, Sparky’s Place, offers a variety of nutritious meals for students and faculty.
    The resident dining hall, Sparky’s Place, offers a variety of nutritious meals for students and faculty.
  • Whether it’s winter, spring, or anything in between, Merrimack’s beautiful campus is enjoyed by all.
    Whether it’s winter, spring, or anything in between, Merrimack’s beautiful campus is enjoyed by all.
  • Mendel Center and the Moseley Wrought Iron Arch Bridge.
    Mendel Center and the Moseley Wrought Iron Arch Bridge.
  • Aerial shot of the Academic Quad.
    Aerial shot of the Academic Quad.

Amenities

Our residence halls are equipped with a variety of amenities to make your home away from home as comfortable as possible. Please see what amenities are provided and speak with your roommates before bringing additional carpet or furniture.

Room Furnishings

Each student receives a bed (the bed sits 30” above the floor for storage space), a desk (3’ 6.5” long by 2’ wide,) a chair, a bureau and a closet. We have extra long mattresses (36x80x6 inches) so be sure to bring extra long bed sheets. In upper class buildings that have suites or apartments, there is furniture in the common room. There is very little room for other furniture, and all upholstered furniture brought to the room must meet California Code 117.

Carpet

Most rooms have tile floors. If you wish to bring a carpet, it is recommended that the carpet be cut smaller than the room to make laying it easier. Rooms in the Townhouses and O’Brien Hall have carpet.

Laundry and Vending Machines

Each residence area has a laundry room (and laundry is free on campus), but you must provide your own detergent. In our traditional residence halls there are vending machines that sell soda, juice and snacks. Students may also put money on their Mack Card (“Mack Bucks”). Students may use their Mack Card at a variety of locations around campus including the dining hall and the bookstore, vending machines, and a few places off campus.

Cable and internet

Resident rooms are equipped with cable (click here for the channel listing). HBO is on channel 3. You just need to bring a coax cable to connect your TV to the wall outlet. The entire campus is wireless!